Energy/Water Nexus 2017-03-28T20:24:50+00:00

Energy/Water Nexus

Developing science-based, engineering solutions, guided by robust understanding of natural and human engineered systems.

Since the early 2000s, Sandia has been addressing the security challenges associated with growing limitations on water availability.

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Developing data, models, and analytical tools to identify current energy system vulnerabilities and adaptive pathways toward a resilient food-energy-water future.

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Decision support tools for water utilities to increase security and resilience of water distribution networks subject to natural and man-made disruptions.

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The continued security and economic health of the United States depends on a sustainable supply of both energy and water. The availability of adequate water supplies has a profound impact on the availability of energy, while energy production and power generation activities affect the availability and quality of water. While our supply of water today is largely safe and adequate, we as a nation face increasing water supply challenges in the form of extended droughts, demand growth due to population increase, more stringent health-based regulations, and competing demands from a variety of users.

Sandia’s Energy-Water program strives to:

  • Increase the safety, security, and sustainability of water infrastructure through the development of advanced technologies that create new water supplies,
  • Decrease demand through efficient water use, and
  • Provide decision-making tools to the institutions responsible for balancing supply and demand.

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WATER SECURITY

  • 2003 Federal Laboratory Consortium Interagency Partnership Award for RAM-W
  • 2008 Finalist for the 2008 Franz Edelman Award
  • 2008 COIN-OR INFORMS 2008 Cup award
  • 2010 R&D100 Award
  • 2011 Federal Laboratory Consortium Interagency Partnership Award for Water Security Research Team

WATER TREATMENT

  • 1996 R&D 100 Award: Sandia National Laboratories and Texas A&M, “Crystalline Silicotitanate Ion exchangers, IONSIV IE-910 and IONSIV IE-911
  • 2011 R&D 100 Award: Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, Biomimetic Membranes for Water Purification,
  • 2012 Federal Lab Consortium for Technology Transfer National Award (Bianca Thayer, Tina M Nenoff, Mark Rigali);Excellence in Tech Transfer: Crystalline Silicotitanates

NOVEL WATER-TREATMENT MEMBRANES

  • Rempe, S., C. J. Brinker, D. M. Rogers, Y.-B. Jiang and S. Yang (2016). Biomimetic membranes and methods for making biomimetic membranes. U. S. Patent Number:  9,486,742 B1.
  • Cornelius, C. J., C. H. Fujimoto and M. A. Hickner (2007). Sulfonated polyphenylene polymers. U.S. Patent Number:  7,301,002 B1.
  • Hibbs, M., C. J. Cornelius and C. H. Fujimoto (2011). Poly(phenylene)-based anion exchange membrane. U.S. Patent Number:  7,888,397 B1.

CHEMICAL WATER TREATMENT

  • Anthony, R. G., R. G. Dosch and C. V. Philip (2000). Method of using novel silicotitanates. U. S. Patent Number:  6,110,378.
  • Anthony, R. G., R. G. Dosch and C. V. Philip (2000). Silico-titanates and their methods of making and using. U.S. Patent Number:  6,479,427.
  • Brady, P. V., N. R. Khandaker, J. L. Krumhansl and D. M. Teter (2004). In situ remediation process using divalent metal cations. U. S. Patent Number:  6,830,695 B1.
  • Brady, P. V., D. M. Teter and J. L. Krumhansl (2006). Inorganic ion sorbents. U.S. Patent Number:  7,122,502 B1.
  • Brady, P. V., B. P. Dwyer, J. L. Krumhansl and J. D. Chwirka (2009). In-tank recirculating arsenic treatment system. U. S. Patent Number:  7,514,004 B1.
  • Brady, P. V., D. M. Teter and J. L. Krumhansl (2006). Inorganic ion sorbents and methods for using the same. U.S. Patent Number:  7,074,336 B1.
  • Brady, P. V., D. M. Teter and J. L. Krumhansl (2007). Inorganic ion sorbent method. U.S. Patent Number:  7,244,359 B1.
  • Brady, P. V., D. M. Teter, J. L. Krumhansl and N. R. Khandaker (2006). Method of removing arsenic and other anionic contaminants from contaminated water using enhanced coagulation. U.S. Patent Number:  7,138,063 B1.
  • Gao, H., Y. Wang and C. R. Bryan (2007). Method for absorbing an ion from a fluid. U.S. Patent Number:  7,238,288 B1.
  • Krumhansl, J. L. and P. V. Brady (2014). Green methods for in situ extraction of uranium. U. S. Patent Number:  8,708,422.
  • Krumhansl, J. L. and M. J. Rigali (2014). Methods of recovering alkali metals. U.S. Patent Number:  8,663,361.
  • Moore, R. C. and D. R. Anderson (2004). System for removal of arsenic from water. U.S. Patent Number:  6,821,434 B1.
  • Moore, R. C. and D. R. Anderson (2007). Arsenic removal from water. U.S. Patent Number:  7,247,242 B1.
  • Moore, R. C., K. C. Holt-Larese and R. Bontchev (2013). Use of MgO doped with a divalent or trivalent metal cation for removing arsenic from water. U. S. Patent Number:  8,507,004 B2.
  • Nenoff, T. A. and M. D. Nyman (2002). Silicotitanate molecular sieve and condensed phases. U. S. Patent Number:  6,482,380 B1.
  • Nyman, M. D. and T. A. Stewart (2012). Optimized alumina coagulants for water treatment. U. S. Patent Number:  8,119,011 B1.
  • Teter, D. M., P. V. Brady and J. L. Krumhansl (2007). Inorganic ion sorbent method U. S. Patent Number:  7,244,359 B1
  • Teter, D. M., P. V. Brady, J. L. Krumhansl and N. R. Khandaker (2006). Method of removing arsenic and other anionic contaminants from contaminated water using enhanced coagulation U. S. Patent Number:  7,138,063 B1.
  • Zhao, H. and R. C. Moore (2004). Zirconium-modified materials for selective adsorption and removal of aqueous arsenic. U.S. Patent Number:  6,824,690 B1.

MITIGATION OF SCALING AND FOULING

  • Brady, P. V. and J. L. Krumhansl (2015). pH adjustment of power plan cooling water with flue gas/fly ash. U. S. Patent Number:  9,140,145 B1.
  • Hibbs, M., S. J. Altman, H. D. T. Jones and P. B. Savage (2013). Biofouling-resistant ceragenin-modified materials and structures for water treatment. U.S. Patent Number:  8,529,681 B1.
  • Hibbs, M., S. J. Altman, H. D. T. Jones and P. B. Savage (2013). Methods for attaching polymerizable ceragenins to water treatment membranes using silane linkages. U.S. Patent Number:  8,530,002 B1.
  • Hibbs, M., S. J. Altman, H. D. T. Jones and P. B. Savage (2013). Methods for attaching polymerizable ceragenins to water treatment membranes using amine and amide links. U.S. Patent Number:  8,557,031 B1.
  • Ho, C. K., S. J. Altman, P. G. Clem, M. Hibbs and P. B. Savage (2012). Airfoil-shaped micro-mixers for reducing fouling on membrane surfaces. U.S. Patent Number:  8,292,492 B2.

WATER SECURITY

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United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Sandia National Laboratories partners with the United States Environmental Protection Agency whose mission is to protect human health and the environment. Through a partnership with the EPA’s National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC), Sandia developed a risk assessment methodology for assessing the vulnerability of the physical infrastructure of water systems in our nation’s largest cities after 9/11. Since then, Sandia has worked with EPA-NHSRC to develop a number of software tools for enhanced monitoring of water distribution networks and response to contamination events in these networks.
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American Water Works Association
In a partnership between the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Research Foundation (AWWARF) and Sandia National Laboratories, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) undertook a program in 2000 to improve security at water utilities across the United States. Sandia has also worked withAWWARF (now the Water Research Foundation or WaterRF) to assess the impacts of water quality sensor precision and accuracy on the results of water quality event detection algorithms.
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PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
Through the use of Sandia’s CANARY event detection software, Singapore’s national water authority PUB has made a quantum leap in their utility’s practices to uncover water quality events. By partnering with Sandia, PUB has dramatically improved their ability to respond to water quality changes and allows them to arrest poor quality water before it reaches consumers. Ongoing work with PUB is focused on real time identification of contaminant source locations for grab sample data.
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Texas A&M University
The Chemical Engineering Department continues to work with us on computational tools for analysis of water distribution networks. Current work being done at Texas A&M University is focused on efficient methods for solute transport in networks and optimization of sample locations during a contamination event.
Argonne National Laboratory
Electric Power Research Institute
Idaho National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
University of Texas

2016

  • Seth, A., Klise, K., Siirola, J., Haxton, T., and Laird, C. (2016). “Testing Contamination Source Identification Methods for Water Distribution Networks.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000619, 04016001.
  • Seth, Hackebeil, G.A., Klise, K.A., Haxton, T., Murray, R., Laird, C.D. (2016), Efficient Reduction of Optimal Disinfectant Booster Station Placement Formulations for Security of Large-Scale Water Distribution Networks, accepted for publication in Engineering Optimization.
  • Klise, K., Murray, R., Bynum, M., Moriarty, D., (2016), Water Network Tool for Resilience, version 0.1, Technical Report SAND2016-11253, Sandia National Laboratories.

2014

  • Mann, A., Hackebeil, G., and Laird, C. (2014). “Explicit Water Quality Model Generation and Rapid Multiscenario Simulation.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000278, 666-677.
  • Klise, K., Siirola, J., Hart, D., Hart, W., Phillips, C., Haxton, T., Murray, R., Janke, R., Taxon, T., Laird,C., Seth, A., Hackebeil, G., McGee, S., A. Mann (2014),Water security toolkit user manual version 1.2. Technical Report SAND2014-16973, Sandia National Laboratories.

2013

  • Klise, K., Phillips, C., and Janke, R. (2013). “Two-Tiered Sensor Placement for Large Water Distribution Network Models.” J. Infrastruct. Syst., 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000156, 465-473.

2012

  • McKenna, S., Vugrin, E., Hart, D., and Aumer, R. (2013). “Multivariate Trajectory Clustering for False Positive Reduction in Online Event Detection.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000240, 3-12.
  • Murray, R., T. Haxton, S.A. McKenna, D.B. Hart, K. Klise, M. Koch, S. Martin, M. Wilson, V. Cruz, L. Cutler, 2010, Water Quality Event Detection Systems for Drinking Water Contamination Warning Systems, Development, Testing, and Application of CANARY, EPA/600/R-010/036U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Homeland Security Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 91 pp.

2011

  • Murray, T. Haxton, W. E. Hart, C. A. Phillips (2011), “Real-world case studies for sensor network design of drinking water contamination warning systems,” Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection, editors: R. M. Clark, S. Hakim, and A. Ostfeld, Series: Protecting Critical Infrastructure, Springer, New York, 2011, pp. 319-348.
  • Hart, W., Murray, R., and Phillips, C. (2011) Minimize Impact or Maximize Benefit: The Role of Objective Function in Approximately Optimizing Sensor Placement for Municipal Water Distribution Networks. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: pp. 330-339.
  • Koch, M. and McKenna, S. (2011). “Distributed Sensor Fusion in Water Quality Event Detection.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000094, 10-19.
  • McKenna, S.A., D.B. Hart, R. Murray and T. Haxton, (2011), Testing and Evaluation of Water Quality Event Detection Algorithms, Chapter 19, in: Handbook for Securing Water and Wastewater Systems, R.M. Clark, S. Hakim, and A. Ostfeld (editors), Springer, New York, pp. 369-396

2010

  • Hart, D., Hart, W., McKenna, S., Murray, R., and Phillips, C. (2011) Integrating Event Detection System Operating Characteristics into Sensor Placement Optimization. Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2010: pp. 367-378.
  • Murray, T. Haxton, R. Janke, W. E. Hart, J. W. Berry, and C. A. Phillips (2010). “Sensor Network Design for Contamination Warning Systems: A Compendium of Research Results and Case Studies Using the TEVA-SPOT Software.” U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center, Cincinnati OH. EPA/600/R-09/141.
  • Jaeger, C.D., Hightower, M.M., Torres, T., (2010), Evolution of Sandia’s Risk Assewssment Methodology for Water and Wastewater U tilities (RAM-W), Technical Report SAND2010-0521C, Sandia National Laboratories.

2009

  • Murray, W. E. Hart, C. A. Phillips, J. Berry, E. Boman, R. D. Carr, L. A. Riesen, J.-P. Watson, T. Baranowski, G. Gray, J. Herrmann, R. Janke, T. N. Taxon, J. Uber, K. Morley, (2009), “U. S. Environmental Protection Agency uses Operations Research to Reduce Drinking Water Contamination Risks,” Edelman finalist paper, Interfaces, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 57-68
  • Berry, J., Carr, R., Hart, W., Leung, V., Phillips, C., and Watson, J. (2009). “Designing Contamination Warning Systems for Municipal Water Networks Using Imperfect Sensors.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2009)135:4(253), 253-263.
  • Hart, D.B. and S.A. McKenna, 2009, CANARY User’s Manual, Version 4.1, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center, EPA 600/R-08/040A, 54 pp.
  • McKenna, S.A., D.B. Hart, K. Klise, M. Koch, S. Martin, M. Wilson, V. Cruz, L. Cutler, R. Murray, T. Haxton (2009), Water Quality Event Detection Systems for Drinking Water Contamination Warning Systems, Development, Testing, and Application of CANARY, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Homeland Security Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 125 pp.

2008

  • Ostfeld, A., Uber, J., Salomons, E., Berry, J., Hart, W., Phillips, C., Watson, J., Dorini, G., Jonkergouw, P., Kapelan, Z., di Pierro, F., Khu, S., Savic, D., Eliades, D., Polycarpou, M., Ghimire, S., Barkdoll, B., Gueli, R., Huang, J., McBean, E., James, W., Krause, A., Leskovec, J., Isovitsch, S., Xu, J., Guestrin, C., VanBriesen, J., Small, M., Fischbeck, P., Preis, A., Propato, M., Piller, O., Trachtman, G., Wu, Z., and Walski, T. (2008). “The Battle of the Water Sensor Networks (BWSN): A Design Challenge for Engineers and Algorithms.” Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 6(556), 556-568
  • Hart, W.E., J.W. Berry, E. Boman, C.A. Phillips, L. A. Riesen, and J.P. Watson (2008), Limited-Memory Techniques for Sensor Placement in Water Distribution Networks, Proceedings of the Learning and Intelligent Optimization conference, Springer Volume 5313, 125-137.
  • Berry, J., Boman, E., Phillips, C., and Riesen, L. (2008) Low-Memory Lagrangian Relaxation Methods for Sensor Placement in Municipal Water Networks. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: pp. 1-10.
  • Hart, W., Berry, J., Boman, E., Murray, R., Phillips, C., Riesen, L., and Watson, J. (2008) The TEVA-SPOT Toolkit for Drinking Water Contaminant Warning System Design. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: pp. 1-12.
  • McKenna, S.A., M. Wilson and K.A. Klise, 2008, Detecting Changes in Water Quality Data, American Water Works Association Journal, Vol. 100, No. 1, pp. 74-85.
  • Romero-Gomez, P., Ho, C., and Choi, C. (2008). “Mixing at Cross Junctions in Water Distribution Systems. I: Numerical Study.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2008)134:3(285), 285-294.
  • Austin, R., Waanders, B., McKenna, S., and Choi, C. (2008). “Mixing at Cross Junctions in Water Distribution Systems. II: Experimental Study.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2008)134:3(295), 295-302.

2007

  • McKenna, S., Hart, D., Klise, K., Cruz, V., and Wilson, M. (2007) Event Detection from Water Quality Time Series. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007: pp. 1-12.

2006

  • Berry, J., Hart, W., Phillips, C., Uber, J., and Watson, J. (2006). “Sensor Placement in Municipal Water Networks with Temporal Integer Programming Models.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2006)132:4(218), 218-224.
  • Carr, R.D., H.J. Greenberg, W.E. Hart, G. Konjevod, E. Lauer, H. Lin, T. Morrison, C.A. Phillips, 2006, Robust optimization of contaminant sensor placement for community water systems, Mathematical Programming, 107(1), 337-356
  • Laird, C., Biegler, L., and van Bloemen Waanders, B. (2006). Mixed-Integer Approach for Obtaining Unique Solutions in Source Inversion of Water Networks J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 4(242), 242-251
  • Klise, K. and McKenna, S. (2008) Multivariate Applications for Detecting Anomalous Water Quality. Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium 2006: pp. 1-11.
  • McKenna, S., Klise, K., and Wilson, M. (2008) Testing Water Quality Change Detection Algorithms. Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium 2006: pp. 1-15.
  • Klise, K.A. and S.A. McKenna (2006), Water quality change detection: multivariate algorithms, SPIE 6203, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security II, 62030J (9 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665019
  • McKenna, S., Hart, D., and Yarrington, L. (2006). “Impact of Sensor Detection Limits on Protecting Water Distribution Systems from Contamination Events.” J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2006)132:4(305), 305-309.

2005

  • Laird, C., Biegler, L., van Bloemen Waanders, B., and Bartlett, R. (2005). Contamination Source Determination for Water Networks. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 2(125), 125-134
  • Ahora, H., et al., 2007, Arsenic Pilot Plant Operation and Results-Weatherford, Oklahoma, SAND2007-2540.
  • Ahuja, N. and K.J. Howe, 2007, Controlled Precipitation and Beneficial Use of Concentrate for Increased Recovery of Inland Reverse Osmosis Systems. The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 133 p.
  • Altman, S.J., et al., 2008 Use of Ceragenins to Create Novel Biofouling Resistant Water-Treatment Membranes. SAND2008-7895. 
  • Altman, S.J. et al., 2009, Analysis of Micromixers and Biocidal Coatings on Water-Treatment Membranes to Minimize Biofouling. SAND2009-8316.
  • Altman, S.J. et al., 2012, Linking Ceragenins to Water-Treatment Membranes to Minimize Biofouling. SAND2012-0181.
  • Aragon, M.J. et al., 2007, Arsenic Pilot Plant Operation and Results- Socorro Springs, New Mexico-Phase 1, SAND2007-3255.
  • Bradshaw R.et al., 2007, Desalination Utilizing Clathrate Hydrates (LDRD Final Report). SAND2007-6565.
  • Brady, P.V. et al., 2004, Development of Novel Arsenic Treatment Approaches. SAN2004-0056.
  • Brady, P.V. et al., 2011, Flue Gas Injection Control of Silica in Cooling Towers. SAND2011-2859.
  • Brady, P.V. et al., 2011, Optimization of Silica Removal from SAGD Waters by Warm Lime Softening: Sandia Report to ConocoPhillips.
  • Cappelle, M.J. et al., 2007, Arsenic Pilot Plant Operation and Results- Rio Rancho, New Mexico. SAND2007-2452.
  • Cappelle, M.J. et al., 2008a, Coal Bed Natural Gas Produced Water Preliminary Pilot Plant Operation and Results. SAND2008-4824.
  • Cappelle, M.J. et al., 2008b, 2008 Annual NMSBA Report: Desalination Technology for Coal Bed Natural Gas Produced Water, Treatment and (1) Rangeland Rehabilitation (2) Riparian Improvement. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Crawford M., et al., 2005, Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems for Rural Environments and Mobile Applications. SAND2005-7245.
  • Cygan et al., 2008, Exploiting Interfacial Water Properties for Desalination and Purification Applications. SAND2008-5729.
  • Evans, L.R. and J.E. Miller, 2004, Initial Cost Analysis of a Desalination Process Utilizing Hydrotalcite and Permutite for Ion Sequestration. SAND2004-5461.
  • Everett, R.L., et al., 2006, Evaluation of innovative arsenic treatment technologies: the arsenic water technology partnership vendor forums summary report. SAND2006-5423.
  • Huang, F.Y.C. and S. Rogelj, 2005, Mitigation of Biofouling in Membrane Processes., New Mexico Technical Institute, Socorro, New Mexico.
  • Khandaker, N. et al., 2005, Performance Evaluation of ALCAN-AASF50-Ferric Coated Activated Alumina and Granular Ferric Hydroxide (GFH) for Arsenic Removal in the Presence of Competitive Ions in an Active Well: Kirtland Field Trial–Initial Studies SAND2005-7693.
  • Khandaker, N. et al., 2009, Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water: A Handbook for Communities. SAND2009-0561P.
  • Keating E., and J. Fabryka-Martin, 2006, Assessment of the Potential to Inject RO Concentrate into New Mexico Saline Aquifers: Focus on Chemical Compatibility, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos New Mexico,
  • Krumhansl J., et al., 2006, Summary of Resources Available to Small Water Systems for Meeting the 10 ppb Arsenic Drinking Water Limit SAND2006-6943.
  • Mayer, T., et al., 2011, Nanotechnology Applications to Desalination: A Report to the Joint Water Reuse and Desalination Task Force. SAND2011-7064.
  • Miller, J.E., and N.E. Brown (1997) Development and Properties of Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST) Ion Exchangers for Radioactive Waste Applications” Sandia Report SAND97-0771.
  • Miller J., 2003, Review of Water Resources and Desalination Technologies, SAND2003-0800.
  • Miller J.E. and L.R. Evans, 2002, Sweeping Gas Membrane Desalination Using Commercial Hydrophobic Hollow Fiber Membranes. SAND2002-0138.
  • Miller J.E. and L.R. Evans, 2006, Forward Osmosis: A New Approach to Water Purification and Desalination, SAND2006-4634.
  • Moore R.C. et al., 2002, Sorption of Arsenic from Drinking Water to Mg(OH)2, Sorrels cements and Zirconium Doped Materials.SAND2002-3641.
  • Moore R.C. et al., 2003, Anionic Sorbents for Arsenic and Technetium Species, SAND2003-3360.
  • Moore, R.C and M.J. Rigali (2015) Preliminary Assessment of an Apatite Reactive Barrier for the DOE Old Rifle Site. SAND2015-8403.
  • Morrow, C.W., et al., 2011, Water Recovery Using Waste Heat from Coal Fired Power Plants. SAND2011-0258.
  • Nyman M.D. et al., 2008, Optimized Coagulant Chemistry for Water Treatment. SAND2008-6230.
  • Nyman, M.D. and T. Stewart, 2011, Membranes and Surfaces Nano-engineered for Pathogen Capture and Destruction. SAND2011-9417.
  • Pless J., et al., 2004, Desalination of Brackish Ground Waters and Produced Waters Using In-situ Precipitation. SAND2004-3908.
  • Rempe S.J. et al., 2010, Computational and Experimental Platform for Understanding and Optimizing Water Flux and Salt Rejection in Nanoporous Membranes. SAND2010-6735.
  • Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), 2006, Implementation of the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap: Structuring and Directing the Development of Water Supply Solutions. SAND2006-372
  • Stewart T., et al., 2011 Coagulation Chemistries for Silica Removal from Cooling Tower Water. SAND2011-0800.
  • Thomson, B., et al., 2008, Optimization of the MBR-RO Process for Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater: Field Studies, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 137 p.
  • US Bureau of Reclamation (US BoR) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), 2003, Desalination and Water Purification Roadmap-A Report to the Executive Committee. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Denver CO., 58 p. SAND2003-0337P.
  • Vermuel, V.R. et al., 2014, An Injectable Apatite Permeable Reactive Barrier for in situ 90Sr Immobilization. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, 34, 28-41.
  • Walker J.F., et al., (1998) Cesium Removal Demonstration Utilizing Crystalline Silicotitanate Sorbent for Processing Melton Valley Storage Tank Supernate: Final Report. http://web.ornl.gov/info/reports/1998/3445605716197.pdf.
  • Wang, Y. et al., 2003, Potential Applications of Nanostructured Materials in Nuclear Waste Management. SAND2003-3313.
  • Alam, TM; Hart, D; and SLB Rempe. 2011. Computing the 7Li NMR chemical shielding of hydrated Li+ using cluster calculations and time-averaged configurations from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13:13629 (back cover).
  • Altman, S. J., L. K. McGrath, C. A. Souza, J. Murton and A. Camper, Integration and decontamination of Bacillus cereus in Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilms, J. Appl. Microbiol., 107(1), 287-299, 2009.
  • Altman, S. J.; L. K. McGrath, H. D. T. Jones, A. L Sanchez, R. Noek, P. Clem, A. Cook, C. K. Ho, Systematic analysis of micromixers to minimize biofouling on reverse osmosis membranes, Water Research, 44(12), 3545- 3554, 2010.
  • Altman, S. J., R. P. Jensen, M. A. Cappelle, A. L. Sanchez, R. L. Everett, H. L. Anderson, Jr., and L. K. McGrath, 2012, Membrane Treatment of Side-Stream Cooling Tower Water for Reduction of Water Usage, Desalination, 285, 177-183..
  • Asthagiri, D; Pratt, LR; Paulaitis, ME; and SB Rempe. 2004. Hydration structure and free energy of biomolecularly specific aqueous dications, including Zn2+ and first transition row metals. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126:344-351.
  • Asthagiri, D; Dixit, PD; Merchant, S; Paulaitis, M; Pratt, LR; Rempe, SB; and S Varma. 2010.  Ion selectivity from local configurations of ligands in solutions and ion channels. Chem. Phys. Lett. (Frontiers Article) 485:1-7 (invited, cover).
  • Brady, P. V., S. J. Altman, L. K. McGrath, J. K. Krumhansl, and H. L. Anderson (2013), pH modification for silica control, Desalination and Water Treatment, 51, DOI:10.1080/19443994.2013.76690 [SAND2012-9464 P]
  • Chaudhari, MI; Soniat, M; and SB Rempe. 2015.  Octa-coordination and the aqueous Ba2+ ion.  J. Phys. Chem. B 119:8746-53.
  • Cygan, R.T., Brinker, C.J., Nyman, M.D., Leung, K., and Rempe, S.B. (2008) A molecular basis for advanced materials in water treatment.  Materials Research Society Bulletin, 33(1), 42-47.  (Expanded from published version with contributions from Bunker, B.C., Orendorff, C.J., and Huber, D.L.)
  • Orendorff, C.J., Alam, T.M., Frankamp, B.L., Clawson, J.S., Holland, G.P., Huber, D.L., and Bunker, B.C. (2008) Model Nylon 6,6 thin films:  Synthesis and characterization.  Langmuir, submitted.
  • Orendorff, C.J., Huber, D.L., and Bunker, B.C. (2008) Effects of water and temperature on conformational order in model Nylon thin films.  Journal of Physical Chemistry B, submitted.
  • Feibelman, P.J. (2006) Lubrication theory of drag on a scanning probe in structured water, near a hydrophilic surface.  Langmuir, 22(5), 2136-2140.
  • Feibelman, P.J. and Houston, J.E. (2006) Does exceptional viscous drag impede flow through a nano-sieve’s pores?  In Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, Volume 930E.
  • Feibelman, P.J. (2005) Stress correction for slab asymmetry in supercell calculations.  Physical Review B, 72(15), 153408.
  • Feibelman, P.J. (2007) Substitutional NaCl hydration in ice.  Physical Review B, 75(21), 214113.
  • Feibelman, P.J. (2007) Comment on “Free energy of solvation of simple ions:  Molecular dynamics study of solvation of Cl- and Na+ in the ice/water interface”.  Journal of Chemical Physics, 126, 237101.
  • Fu, Y; Li, B; Jiang, Y-B; Dunphy, DR; Tsai, A; Tam, S-Y; Li, B; Fan, H; Zhang, H; Rogers, DM; Rempe, SB, Atanassov, P; Cecchi, JL; and CJ Brinker.  2014.  Atomic layer deposition of L-alanine polypeptide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136:15821-24.
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  • Hibbs, M. R., L. K. McGrath, S. Kang, A. Adout, S. J. Altman, M. Elimelech, and C. J. Cornelius (2016), Designing a biocidal reverse osmosis membrane coating: Synthesis and biofouling properties, Desalination, 380, 52-59. (DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2015.11.017)
  • Higgin, R., K.J. Howe and T.M. Mayer 2010, Synergistic behavior between silica and alginate: Novel approach for removing silica scale from RO membranes, Desalination 250, 76–81.
  • Ho, C. K., S. J. Altman, H. D. T. Jones, S. S. Khalsa, L. K. McGrath, and P. G. Clem, Analysis of micromixers to reduce biofouling on reverse-osmosis membranes, Environmental Progress 27(2), 195-203, 2008.
  • Jiang, Y.-B., Liu, N., Gerung, H., Cecchi, J.L., and Brinker, C.J. (2006) Nanometer-thick conformal pore sealing of self-assembled mesoporous silica by plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128(34), 11018-11019.
  • Jiang, Y.-B., Xomeritakis, G., Chen, Z., Dunphy, D., Kissel, D.J., Cecchi, J.L., and Brinker, C.J. (2007) Sub-10 nm thick microporous membranes made by plasma-defined atomic layer deposition of a bridged silsesquioxane precursor.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129(50), 15446-15447.
  • Leung, K.; and S.B. Rempe. 2006. Ab initio rigid water: Effect on water structure, ion hydration, and thermodynamics. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 8:2153-2162.
  • Leung, K., Rempe, S.B., and Lorenz, C.D. (2006) Salt permeation and exclusion in hydroxylated and functionalized silica pores.  Physical Review Letters, 96(9), 095504.
  • Leung, K.; and SB Rempe. 2009. Ion rejection by nanoporous membranes in pressure-driven molecular dynamics simulations. J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci. 6:1948-1955 (invited)
  • Leung, K.; Rempe, SB; and A von Lilienfeld. 2009.  Ab initio molecular dynamics calculation of ion hydration free energies.  J. Chem. Phys. 130 (20):204507-18.
  • Li, L., Dong, J., Nenoff, T. M., & Lee, R. (2004). Reverse osmosis of ionic aqueous solutions on a MFI zeolite membrane. Desalination, 170(3), 309-316.
  • Li, L., Dong, J., Nenoff, T. M., & Lee, R. (2004). Desalination by reverse osmosis using MFI zeolite membranes. Journal of membrane science,243(1), 401-404.
  • Li, L., Dong, J., & Nenoff, T. M. (2007). Transport of water and alkali metal ions through MFI zeolite membranes during reverse osmosis. Separation and Purification Technology, 53(1), 42-48.
  • Lorenz, C.D., Crozier, P.S., Anderson, J.A., and Travesset, A. (2008) Molecular dynamics of ionic transport and electrokinetic effects in realistic silica channels.  Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(27), 10222-10232.
  • Major, R.C., Houston, J.E., McGrath, M.J., Seipmann, J.I., and Zhu, X.-Y. (2006) Viscous water meniscus under nanoconfinement.  Physical Review Letters, 96(17), 177803.
  • Mason, PE; Ansell, S; Neilson, GW; and SB Rempe. 2015. Neutron scattering studies of the hydration structure of Li+(aq). J Phys Chem B 119:2003-9.
  • Merson, J. et al. (Fall 2015). Our Global Water Future. Sandia Technology. A Quarterly Research and Development Journal. Volume 7, No 3.
  • Nenoff, T.M., Ockwig, N.W., Cygan, R.T., Alam, T.M., Leung, K., Pless, J.D., Xu, H., Hartl, M.A., and Daemen, L.L. (2007) Role of water in selectivity of niobate-based octahedral molecular sieves.  Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111(35), 13212-13221.
  • Ockwig, N.W., Cygan, R.T., Criscenti, L.J., and Nenoff, T.M. (2008) Molecular dynamics studies of nanoconfined water in clinoptilolite and heulandite zeolites.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 10, 800-807.
  • Ockwig, N.W., Cygan, R.T., Hartl, M.A., Daemen, L.L., and Nenoff, T.M. (2008) Incoherent inelastic neutron scattering studies of nanoconfined water in clinoptilolite and heulandite zeolites.  Journal of Physical Chemistry C, in press.
  • Pless, J.D. et al., Desalination of Brackish Waters Using Ion-Exchange Media, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2006, 45 (13), pp 4752–4756.
  • Pless, J.D. et al., 2005, Structure-Property Relationship of Permutite-like Amorphous Silicates, Nax+2yM3+xSi1-xO2+y (M3+=Al, Mn, Fe, Y), for Ion-Exchange Reactions, Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 5101-5108.
  • Rempe, SB; Asthagiri, D and LR Pratt. 2004. Inner shell definition and absolute hydration free energy of K+(aq) on the basis of quasi-chemical theory and ab initio molecular dynamics. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6:1966-1969.
  • Rempe, SB; and B Roux. 2006. Editorial for special issue on ions. Biophys. Chemistry 124:169-170.
  • Rempe, SB; Mattsson, TR; Leung, K.  2008.  On ‘the complete basis set limit’ and plane-wave methods in first-principles simulations of water.  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Communication) 10:4685-87.
  • Rempe, SB; and K Leung. 2010. Response to “Comment on ‘Ab initio molecular dynamics calculation of ion hydration free energies’ [JCP 133, 047103 (2010)].” J. Chem. Phys. 133:047104.
  • Rogers, DM; and SB Rempe. 2011.  Probing the thermodynamics of competitive ion binding using minimum energy structures. J. Phys. Chem. B 115:9116–9129.
  • Rogers, DM; Jiao, D; Pratt, LR; and SB Rempe.  2012.  Structural models and molecular thermodynamics of hydration of ions and small molecules, in Ann. Rep. Comp. Chem. Vol. 8 (ed. R. Wheeler, Chapt. 4, p 71- 127, Elsevier, New York) (invited).
  • Rossi, M; Tkatchenko, A; Rempe, SB; and S Varma. 2013.  The role of methyl-induced polarization in ion binding.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110:12978-83
  • Sabo, D.; Jiao, D.; Varma, S.; Pratt, LR and SB Rempe. 2013.  Case study of Rb+(aq), quasi-chemical theory of ion hydration, and the no split occupancies rule.  Ann. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect C: Phys. Chem. 109:266 (commissioned by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK).
  • Singh, S., Houston, J.E., van Swol, F., and Brinker, C.J. (2006) Drying transition of confined water.  Nature, 442(7102), 526-526.
  • Soniat, M; Rogers, DM and SB Rempe.  2015.  Dispersion- and exchange-corrected density functional theory for sodium ion hydration. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 11:2958-67.
  • Stewart, T. et al., 2009 Enhanced Water Purification: A Single Atom Makes a Difference, Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 5416-5422
  • Stewart, T. et al., Delaminated titanate and peroxotitanate photocatalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, doi:10.1016/j.apcatb. 2011.03.036.
  • Varma, S, and Rempe, S.B. (2006) Coordination numbers of alkali metal ions in aqueous solutions.  Biophysical Chemistry, 124(3), 192-199.
  • Varma, S, and Rempe, S.B. (2007) Tuning ion coordination architectures to enable selective partitioning.  Biophysical Journal, 93(4), 1093-1099.
  • Varma, S; and SB Rempe. 2008.  Structural transitions in coordination preferences of ions.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (56):15405-15419.
  • Varma, S; Sabo, D; and SB Rempe. 2008. K+/Na+ selectivity in K-channels and valinomycin:  Over-coordination versus cavity-size constraints.  J. Molec. Biol. 376:13-22. 
  • Varma, S; Rogers, DM; Pratt, LR; and SB Rempe. 2011. Design principles for K+ selectivity in membrane transport. J. Gen. Physiol. (Perspectives on Ion Selectivity) 137:479-88 (invited).
  • Whitfield, T; Varma, S; Harder, E; Lamoureux, G, Rempe, SB and B Roux. 2007.  Theoretical study of aqueous solvation of K+ comparing ab initio, polarizable, and fixed-charge models.  J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 3(6):2068-2082.
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  • Zheng, Z., R.G. Anthony, J.E. Miller (1997) Modeling Multicomponent Ion Exchange Equilibrium Utilizing Hydrous Crystalline Silicotitanates by Multiple Interactive Ion Exchange Site Model. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 36, 2427.
Tidwell, V.C., Bailey, M., Zemlick, K.M., Moreland, B.D. Water supply as a constraint on transmission expansion planning in the Western interconnection. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124001

Tidwell, V.C. and Pebbles V., 2015. The Water-Energy-Environment Nexus in the Great Lakes Region: The Case for Integrated Resource Planning, Energy and Environment Research, 5(2), doi:10.5539/eer.v5n2p

Tidwell, V., Moreland, B., Zemlick, K., Roberts, B., Passell, H., Yan, E., Harto, C., Hlohowskyi, I.,  Hayse, J., Kuiper, J., Goldstein, R., Sehlke, G., Forsgren, C., Jensen, D., Macknick, J., Wigmosta, M., King, C. W., Webber, M. E., Cook, M. A., Larsen, S., Willardson, T., 2015. Integrated Energy-Water Planning in the Western and Texas Interconnections, SAND2015-9298, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

Tidwell, V.C., Moreland, B. and Zemlick, K., 2014. Geographic footprint of electricity use for water services in the western U.S., Environmental Science and Technology, 48(15), 8897-8904. DOI: 10.1021/es5016845.

Cook, Margaret AKing, Carey W., and Webber, Michael E., Implications of Thermal Discharge Limits on Future Power Generation in Texas,” paper IMECE2013-65110, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2013, November 15-21, San Diego, California USA.

Cook, Margaret A. 2014, “Mitigating the Impacts of Droughts and Heat Waves at Thermoelectric Power Plants in the United States,” Master’s Thesis, University of Texas at Austin.

Harto, C.B., E.Y. Yan, Y.K. Demissie, D. Elcock, V.C. Tidwell, K. Hallett, J. Macknick, M.S. Wigmosta, and T.K. Tesfa, 2011, “Drought Analysis Energy Water Nexus: In Support of Interconnection-Wide Electric Transmission Planning,” Prepared for the US DOE office of energy delivery and energy reliability by Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/EVS/R-11/14, December.

Woldeyesus, T., Macknick, J., Colman, J. (in review).  A review of cost and performance characteristics of cooling system options at thermoelectric power plants. NREL Technical Report.

Woldeyesus, T., Macknick, J., Colman, J., Stright, D., Vorum, M. (in review). Quantitative model to determine Water Withdrawal and Consumption Factors of Thermal Power Plants Utilizing Multiple Climate Variables. NREL Technical Report.

n, Y.E., Tidwell, V.C. King, C.W. Cook, M.A. Demissie, Y.K. Harto, C.B. Wigmosta, M.S. Coleman, A. Tesfa, T.K. Moreland, B.D. Zemlick C.M. and Roberts, B.L., 2013. Impact of Future Climate Variability on ERCOT Thermoelectric Power Generation, ANL/EVS/R-13/2, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.

Tidwell, V.C., Moreland, B.D., Zemlick, K.M., Roberts, B.L., Passell, H.D., Jensen, D., Forsgren, C., Sehlke, G., Cook, M.A., King, C.W., Larsen, S., 2014. Mapping Water Availability and Cost in the Western United States, Environmental Research Letters, 9(6), 064009.

Tidwell, V.C., 2015. Planning for the Electricity-Water Nexus, Water Resources IMPACT, 17(2), 7-10.

Tidwell, V.C., Bailey, M., Zemlick, K. and Moreland, B., 2015. Integrated energy-water planning in the Western Interconnection, in review.

Yan, Y.E., Demissie, Y.K., Wigmosta, M.S., Tidwell, V.C., and King, C.W., 2013, Potential drought impacts on electricity generation in Texas, paper Power2013-98318, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Power Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013.

Harto, C., T. Kimell, D. Elcock, “Estimating Annual Water Consumption for Fossil Fuel Production in the Western US“, soon to be submitted to Environmental Science and Technology Letters.

Iseman, T. and Tidwell, V.C., 2015. Integrated Modeling of the Energy-Water Nexus in the American West, Chapter 16 in Climate, Energy and Water, Pittock, J., Hussey, K. and Dovers, S. (eds.), Cambridge University Press.

Macknick, J., Newmark, R., Heath, G., and Hallett, K.C., 2011.  A review of operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies. NREL Report No. TP-5A20-50900.

Macknick, J., Newmark, R., Heath, G., and Hallett, K.C., 2012. Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature. Environmental Research Letters. 7 (045802).

Zemlick, K., V.C. Tidwell, B.L. Roberts and C.R. Castillo, Suitability assessment of non-potable water to meet the electricity generation demands in 2030, Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 151, 95-105, 2013.

Yan, E.Y., V.C. Tidwell, C.W. King, M.A. Cook, Y.K. Demissie, C.B. Harto, M.S. Wigmosta, A. Coleman, T.K. Tesfa, B.D. Moreland, C.M. Zemlick and B.L. Roberts, “Impact of Future Climate Variability on ERCOT Themoelectric Power Generation”.

Tidwell, V.C., Passell, H., Moreland, B. and Castillo, C., 2011. Energy-Water Analysis of the 10-Year WECC Transmission Planning Study Cases, SAND2011-7281, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

Harto, C.B. and Yan, Y.E., 2011, Analysis of Drought Impacts on Electricity Production in the Western and Texas Interconnections of the United States, ANL/EVS/R-11/14, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.

Conference Presentations

Tidwell, V.C., Gasper, J., Goldstein, R., Macknick, J., Sehlke, G., Webber, M. and Wigmosta, M., 2013. Integrated Energy-Water Planning in the Western and Texas Interconnections, ASME 2013 Power Conference, POWER 2013, Boston, MA, July 29 to August 1.

Yan, E., Gaspar, J., Tidwell, V., Wigmosta, M., and King, C., Impacts of Potential Future Drought on Thermoelectricity Generation, Groundwater Protection Council Annual Forum 2013, St. Louis, Missouri, September 23-25, 2013.

Yan, E., Wigmosta, M., Tidwell, V., and King, C., Impacts of Potential Future Droughts on Electricity Generation, Abstract H11J-1277, presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., December 9-13 2013.

Harto, C.B., 2012, “Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnections,” presented at the DOE Electric Reliability and Drought Workshop, Denver, CO, July 25-26.

Harto, C.B., Y.E. Yan, and V.C. Tidwell, 2012, “Risk to Electricity Generation from Drought in the Western United States”, presented at the Energy Utility, and Environment Conference, Phoenix AZ, January 30-February 1.

Tidwell, V.C., 2012.  Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnections, Fall Meeting of the Western States Water Council, San Antonio, TX, October 11, 2012.

Related Documents

Tidwell, V.C., Macknick, J., Zemlick, K., Sanchez, J., Woldeyesus, T., Transitioning to zero freshwater withdrawl in the U.S. for Thermoelectric Generation, Applied Energy, in press, 2014.

Tidwell, V.C., Malczynski, L.A., Kobos, P.H., G. Klise, E. Shuster, Potential impacts of electric power production utilizing natural gas, renewables and carbon capture and sequestration on U.S. freshwater resources, Environmental Science and Technology, in press, 2013.

Tidwell, V.C., Kobos, P.H., L.A. Malczynski, G. Klise, C.R. Castillo, Exploring the water-thermoelectric power nexus, Journal of Water Planning and Management, 138(5), 491-501, 2012.

Pacsi, A.P., Sanders, K.T., Webber, M.E., Allen, D.T., Spatial and temporal impacts on water consumption in Texas from shale gas development and use, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2014.

Journal Publications
Conference Proceedings, Papers
  • Kobos, P.H., Klise, G.T., Roach, J.D. and J.E. Heath, 2013, “Parametric Analysis of Technology and Systems Tradeoffs for CO2 in Saline Formations,” 32nd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2013-4538C, Anchorage, AK, July 28-31, 2013.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E. and G.T. Klise, 2012, “A CO2 Storage Supply Curve for the United States:  Addressing Cost, Scale Up and Geologic Uncertainties,”  31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2012-7235C, Austin, TX, November 4 – 7, 2012.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T.A., McKenna, S.A., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Borns, D.J., Gutierrez, K.A. and A. McNemar, “Economic Uncertainty in Subsurface CO2 Storage: Geological Injection Limits and Consequences for Carbon Management Costs,” 30th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2011-5975C, Washington, D.C., October 9 – 12, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T.A., Borns, D.J., McNemar, A. and M.A. Cappelle, “Expanding the Potential for Saline Formations: Modeling Carbon Dioxide Storage, Water Extraction and Treatment for Power Plant Cooling,” 10th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2011-2713C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2 − 5, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Heath, J.E., Dwyer, B, Borns, D.J., McNemar, A., “Storing Carbon Dioxide in Saline Formations: Analyzing Extracted Water Treatment and Use for Power Plant Cooling29th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2010-5972C, Calgary, Canada, October 14 – 16, 2010.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Dwyer, B.P., Heath, J.E., Borns, D.J. and A. McNemar, “Saline Formations, Carbon Dioxide Storage, and Extracted Water Treatment: A National Assessment Tool,” 9th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2010-2647C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 10 − 13, 2010.
  • Kobos, P.H., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Heath, J.E., Cappelle, M.A., Borns, D.J., Klise, G.T., Dwyer, B.P. and A. McNemar, “Combining Power Plant Water Needs and Carbon Storage using Saline Formation: An Assessment Tool.” 8th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2009-2557C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 4 − 7, 2009.
  • Kobos, P.H., Cappelle, M.A., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T., Borns, D.J., Brady, P.V. and A. McNemar, “Using Saline Aquifers for Combined Power Plant Water Needs and Carbon Sequestration,” 28th Annual USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2008-6482C, New Orleans, LA, December 3 − 5, 2008.
Project Deliverables, Reports
Presentations
  • Kobos, P.H., Klise, G.T., Roach, J.D. and J.E. Heath, 2013, “Parametric Analysis of Technology and Systems Tradeoffs for CO2 in Saline Formations,” 32nd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2013-5525C, Anchorage, AK, July 28-31, 2013.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E. and G.T. Klise, 2012, A CO2 Supply Curve for the United States:  Addressing Cost, Scale Up and Geologic Uncertainties, 31stUSAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2012-9206C, Austin, TX, November 4 – 7, 2012.
  • Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E., McKenna, S.A., Dewers, T.A., Gutierrez, K.A. and P.H. Kobos, “The Impact of Geologic Heterogeneity on CO2 Injection with Simultaneous Brine Extraction and Economic Uncertainty for Large-Scale CO2 Sequestration,” American Geophysical Union Meeting, SAND2011-9083C, San Francisco, CA, December 5 – 9, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T.A., McKenna, S.A., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Borns, D.J., Gutierrez, K.A. and A. McNemar, “Economic Uncertainty in Subsurface CO2 Storage: Geological Injection Limits and Consequences for Carbon Management Costs,” 30th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2011-7325C, Washington, D.C., October 9 – 12, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T.A., Borns, D.J., McNemar, A. and M.A. Cappelle, “Expanding the Potential for Saline Formations: Modeling Carbon Dioxide Storage, Water Extraction and Treatment for Power Plant Cooling.” 10th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2011-2756C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2 − 5, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T., Roach, J.D. and G.T. Klise, “Economics, Modeling and CO2Management: Developing Policy Insight with Data Uncertainty.” Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences, SAND2011-1718C, Long Beach, CA, March 21, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Heath, J.E., Dwyer, B, Borns, D.J., McNemar, A. “Storing Carbon Dioxide in Saline Formations: Analyzing Extracted Water Treatment and Use for Power Plant Cooling.” 29th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2010-6821C, Calgary, Canada, October 14 – 16, 2010.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Dwyer, B.P., Heath, J.E., Borns, D.J. and A. McNemar, “Saline Formations, Carbon Dioxide Storage, and Extracted Water Treatment: A National Assessment Tool.” 9th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2010-2899C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 10 − 13, 2010.
  • Kobos, P.H., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Heath, J.E., Cappelle, M.A., Borns, D.J., Klise, G.T., Dwyer, B.P. and A. McNemar, “Combining Power Plant Water Needs and Carbon Storage using Saline Formation: An Assessment Tool.” 8th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2009-2507C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 4 − 7, 2009.
  • Aragon, M., Kobos, P.H., Krumhansl, J., Borns, D.J., Hightower, M. M. and A. McNemar, “Evaluating Saline Aquifers for Combined Carbon Sequestration and Power Plant Cooling Water Needs.” 7th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration, SAND2008-2944C May 5 – 8, 2008.
Rio Grande Modeling

  • Bureau of Reclamation, 2013. West-Wide Climate Risk Assessment: Upper Rio Grande Impact Assessment, December 2013. At http://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/wcra/
  • Roach, J. and V. Tidwell, A compartmental-spatial system dynamics approach to ground water modeling, Ground Water, 47(5), 686-698, 2009.

Water Leasing

  • Broadbent C.D., D.S. Brookshire, D. Coursey and V. Tidwell, 2016. Futures contracts in water leasing: An experimental analysis using basin characteristics of the Rio Grande, NM, Environmental Resources Economics, on line, DOI 10.1007/s10640-016-0032-4
  • Broadbent, C.D., Brookshire, D.S., Coursey, D., Tidwell, V.C., 2014. An experimental analysis of water leasing markets focusing on the agricultural sector, Agricultural Water Management, 142, 88-98.
  • Broadbent, C.D., D.S. Brookshire, D. Coursey and V.C. Tidwell, Creating real time leasing market institutions: An integrated economic and hydrological methodology, Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 144, 50-59, 2010.
  • Broadbent, C.D., D.S. Brookshire, D. Coursey and V.C. Tidwell, Water leasing: Evaluating temporary water rights transfers in New Mexico through experimental methods, Natural Resources Journal, 49(Summer-Fall), 707-741, 2010.

Coupled Natural and Human Systems

  • Fernald, A., V. Tidwell, J. Rivera, S. Rodriguez, S. Guldan, C. Steele, C. Ochoa, B. Hurd, M. Ortiz, K. Boykin and A. Cibils, Modeling water, environment, livelihood and culture in traditional irrigation communities and their linked watersheds, Sustainability, 4(11), 2998-3022, 2012.
  • Fernald A.G.,S.Y. Cevik, C.G. Ochoa, V. C. Tidwell, J.P. King, and S.J. Guldan, River hydrograph retransmission functions of irrigated valley surface water-groundwater interactions, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 136(12) 823-835, 2010.
  • Weber, M.A., V.C. Tidwell and J.A. Thacher, Dynamic physical and economic modeling of riparian restoration options, Environmental Modelling and Software, 25(12), 1825-1836, 2010.

Collaborative Modeling

  • Cockerill, K.C., V.C. Tidwell, L. Daniels and A. Sun, Engaging the public and decision makers in cooperative modeling for regional water management, Environmental Practice, 12(4), 316-327, December 2010.
  • Cockerill, K.C., L. Daniel, L.A. Malczynski, and V.C. Tidwell, Collaborative Modeling for More Effective Policy, Policy Sciences, 42(3), 211-225,  2009.
  • Tidwell, V.C. and Cors van den Brink, Cooperative modeling: Linking science, communication and ground water planning, Ground Water, 46(2), 174-182, 2008.
  • Cockerill, K.C., V.C. Tidwell, H. Passell, and L. Malczynski, Collaborative Modeling Lessons for Environmental Management, Environmental Practice, 9(1), 28-41, 2007.
  • Cockerill, K.C., H. Passell, and V.C. Tidwell, V.C., Cooperative modeling: Building bridges between science and the public, Journal of American Water Resources Association, 457-471, April 2006.
  • Tidwell, V.C., H.D. Passell, S.H. Conrad, and R.P. Thomas, System dynamics modeling for community-based water planning: An application to the Middle Rio Grande, Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 66,357-372, 2004.
  • Cockerill, Kristan, Vincent Tidwell, and Howard Passell. Assessing Public Perceptions of Computer-Based Models. Environmental Management, 34(5): 609-619, 2004.